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Johanna Martzy, Vol. 3

Martzy / Mozart / Bach / Bartok
Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 8034   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian BachBéla BartókAntonio Vivaldi,   ... 
Performer:  Johanna Martzy
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johanna Martzy was one of the top violinists of the 20th century, and a true icon. Now, more than 30 years after her death, she has a cult following and her recordings are highly sought-after by collectors. On this 2 CD set, which includes live broadcasts and performances, nearly all selections are released here for the first time. - Allegro

Featured Artists:
Johanna Martzy: violin/Adolph Hallis: piano/István Hajdu: piano/George Szell: conductor/Hans Müller-Kray: conductor/André Cluytens: conductor
Johanna Martzy was one of the top violinists of the 20th century, and a true icon. Now, more than 30 years after her death, she has a cult following and her recordings are highly sought-after by collectors. On this 2 CD set, which includes live broadcasts and performances, nearly all selections are released here for the first time. - Allegro

Featured Artists:
Johanna Martzy: violin/Adolph Hallis: piano/István Hajdu: piano/George Szell: conductor/Hans Müller-Kray: conductor/André Cluytens: conductor Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 1, Sz 87 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Budapest, Hungary 
4.
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, RV 10 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 3rd movement, Un poco presto e con sentimento by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 4th movement, Presto agitato by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
9.
Pičce en forme de Habańera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
10.
Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Poland 
11.
Arabesques (7) for Violin and Piano, H 201a: no 1 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
12.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Notes: Arranged by Fritz Kreisler. 
13.
Pieces (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 17 by Josef Suk
Performer:  Johanna Martzy (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Prague, Czech Republ 

Customer Reviews

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 Johanna Martzy, an ikon. May 1, 2017 By bruce surtees (toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "Thirty five years after her premature death at the age of 54, Hungarian violinist Johanna Martzy is still an icon among violin aficionados and record collectors. In addition to a spectacular concert career, working as soloist with luminaries such as Bernstein, Szell, Cluytens, Fricsay, Kletzki and Sawallisch, Martzy was featured as a recording artist of two of the world’s leading companies, Deutsche Grammophon and EMI. In addition to these recordings, documents of her live performances are much sought after. DOREMI has issued a third volume of mostly unreleased live performances and radio broadcasts (DHR-8034/5, 2 CDs). Gems include a 1959 radio recital from Johannesburg, preserved in pristine sound of works from Vivaldi to Bartok. A pleasant revelation in these tracks is her empathetic partner, the South African pianist, Adolph Hallis (virtuoso pupil of Theodor Leschetizky). Here is real music making! Also heard are two stylish viewpoints of Mozart’s third violin concerto (both 1961) and an impassioned Bartok’s First Rhapsody with George Szell (Cleveland 1960). The set ends with the finest performance I know of Suk’s Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, opus 17. In this sparkling performance from 1969 she is partnered by the fine Hungarian pianist, Istvan Hajdu (Arthur Grumiaux’s accompanist)." Report Abuse
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